Blue Mt it is. - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Brampton, Ont
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Blue Mt it is.

well i've decided to take my first lesson at blue mountain this friday. still need a good jacket and maybe a pair of gloves, don't have much time on thursday so i'm thinking ill buy something in the village when i get up there. i don't think ill be speeding down the hills so i hope i wont need goggles this time.
TomGfromCanada is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 11:10 PM
Veteran Member
 
seant46's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Winterpeg
Posts: 753
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nice have fun, I think that area got some decent fresh snow last week if im not mistaken too
seant46 is offline  
post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-31-2013, 08:13 AM
Senior Member
 
brownSnow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: toronto
Posts: 232
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by TomGfromCanada View Post
well i've decided to take my first lesson at blue mountain this friday. still need a good jacket and maybe a pair of gloves, don't have much time on thursday so i'm thinking ill buy something in the village when i get up there. i don't think ill be speeding down the hills so i hope i wont need goggles this time.
Good Luck and have fun!

advice - stop by your local sportchek or heck, even winners to grab a jacket & gloves, the village at Blue is WAY OVERPRICED! , trust me. I'm a cheap bastard though, i bring my own lunch and gatoraid too and leave it in the truck (a cafeteria lunch burger, fries and pop will run about $15.)
brownSnow is offline  
post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-31-2013, 08:29 AM
Veteran Member
 
Oldman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Too Far from Real Vertical
Posts: 784
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 64 Post(s)
Your timing is good. This weekend Blue is hosting the FIS Snowboard Cross World Cup. Take the time to head over to the race course ( Finish line is at the Grand Central Lodge ) and check out the racing. After the thaw of this week, and now back to winter, the course should be very fast, producing some exciting racing.

Schedule:

Today, Thursday Jan 31 Men Training 10:30 to Noon
Women 12:45 to 2:15

Friday, Feb 1st, Men & Women Qual. 11:15 to 2 pm

Saturday, Feb 2nd Finals starting at Noon.

Good Luck with your lesson and enjoy the racing.
Oldman is offline  
post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-31-2013, 09:10 AM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,608
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by TomGfromCanada View Post
well i've decided to take my first lesson at blue mountain this friday. still need a good jacket and maybe a pair of gloves, don't have much time on thursday so i'm thinking ill buy something in the village when i get up there. i don't think ill be speeding down the hills so i hope i wont need goggles this time.
wind is expected to be fairly strong from the south, ie blowing up the hill so a pair of sunglasses would probably do to replace googles but you probably will want something for your eyes.

If you are renting your stuff I recommend that you rent from Mountainside Sports, Mountainside Sports rather then at the hill itself, the rental area is a zoo on weekends and some weekdays, the worst horror stories are of people waiting two hours in line at the resort on family day weekend only to be told that all the rental equipment anywhere near their size is out, too bad so sad. It won't be that bad on a Friday but Mountainside is located very close to the hill, and the rental process there is quick and painless.

Gloves can be bought at Mountainside too, if you're sure your going to do snowsports and want a snowboarding jacket Fathom in collingwood or Lifted in the village will have what you want. If you're not sure you're in it for the long haul then any warm jacket will do.

Def stop by the main village to see the boardercross, should be awesome.

Have fun.
Lamps is offline  
post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-31-2013, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Brampton, Ont
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The blue Mt web site had some info on the snowboard cross and I was thinking about checking it out and as for the prices being high, yes I was expecting that. good idea to stop in collingwood. regarding rentals ill be going for the Discover Skiing & Snowboarding: Newbie witch is 79$ includes: rentals, beginner lift ticket and drop-in lesson circuit. thanks for all that help!
TomGfromCanada is offline  
post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-31-2013, 01:35 PM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,608
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 10
Have a great day, I predict you'll be hooked on it.
Lamps is offline  
post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-31-2013, 01:46 PM
Resident Snowman
 
aiidoneus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 608
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I'll be there Friday night to Sunday afternoon. Message me if you are having troubles or just want some advice. If you hang around the Easy Rider and Graduate runs I will be next door in the terrain park.

Good luck with the lessons!
aiidoneus is offline  
post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-31-2013, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Brampton, Ont
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
well i bought some escentuals, ill be in a black burton jacket with green and orange stripes and a all orange pair of snow pants (all for under 3bills thanks to sportchek sale). can't wait to hit the hill!

Last edited by TomGfromCanada; 01-31-2013 at 11:06 PM.
TomGfromCanada is offline  
post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 01:42 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 140
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Beginner snowboard lesson

These vids helped me out before I went for my first lesson.
Easto is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome